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Gael Sandoval Debuta Con Un Gol En La Lejana Ciudad De Wollongong

A 13.000 kilómetros del DF, en la localidad costera de Wollolong, Australia, hubo un grito de gol mexicano.

Detrás del festejo estuvo Gael Sandoval, un jugador que al no tener muchas opciones en Chivas agarró sus bultos para sumarse en condición de préstamo al Wellington Phoenix de la A-League.

Keeper Is Left Dumbfounded After 40-Yard Lob Enters Orbit Before Dipping Into The Corner

So Érik Lamela has claimed the 2021 Puskás Award for his absurd rabona, meaning it's time to start labelling every gorgeous goal we see over the next 12 months as "Puskás worthy."  

We'll start in Germany's third division, where Borussia Dortmund II (the U-23s) defeated SV Waldhof on Monday with one of the greatest lobs/90th-minute winners you'll ever see. 

James Rodríguez Saved The Life Of A Rival Who Had A Cardiac Arrest

James Rodríguez is being praised as a hero in the Qatar Stars League after saving the life of a colleague on Jan. 8. The Colombian was playing for Al-Rayyan when Al-Wakrah defender Ousmane Coulibaly collapsed on the goal-line due to a cardiac arrest, just seconds after he sent the ball to a corner kick. 

James Rodríguez saves rival's life in Qatar

Reports say while everybody was panicking, Rodríguez ran to Coulibaly and performed a life-saving maneuver. The phrase is not an oversell — the doctors who took care of Coulibaly in the stadium applauded his intervention.

Big Man Adebayo Akinfenwa Crushes His Teammates After Incredible 90+8' Equalizer

Wycombe Wanderers and Sunderland played out a batshit crazy League One match Saturday that saw the two clubs exchange four goals in the opening 39 minutes before each scored in second-half stoppage time to cap a wild 3-3 draw. 

A David Stockdale own goal gave Sunderland the lead in the third minute, but Wycombe responded through Anis Mehmeti in the 13th. The Blues then went ahead through Sam Vokes in the 36th, but the Black Cats equalized only three minutes later thanks to Ross Stewart's goal.

A-League's First Openly Gay Player The Target Of Homophobic Abuse During Match In Melbourne

Adelaide United's Josh Cavallo on Sunday called out homophobic abuse that was directed at him during an A-League draw with Melbourne Victory, saying he had "no words" to describe his disappointment.

Cavallo became the first active A-League player to come out as gay in October, drawing support from fellow professionals across the world.

2021’s Most Successful Coach Snubbed From FIFA Best Finalists; We’re Not At All Surprised

There was but one major global international soccer tournament in 2021. For some reason, the coach who inspired an underdog victory in that competition wasn’t deemed worthy by FIFA to even be a finalist for the organization’s FIFA Best Coach of 2021 award. Not that we’re the least bit surprised; we’ve long learned to expect the worst from FIFA.

Indian Super League Free Kick From Way Out Arrives Like A Bolt From The Blue

While you've been up to god knows what sort of merrymaking over the past 10 days, the Indian Super League has been providing us with the best goals of the New Year. If you haven't seen either yet, prepare to fall in love with the sweet feet of Jamshedpur's Greg Stewart and Kerala Blasters' Adrián Luna.

USMNT Striker Jordan Pefok Delivers Statement With Four-Goal Game For Young Boys

The debate over who should be the USMNT's starting striker will continue into 2022 despite Ricardo Pepi's recent heroics in front of goal. The 18-year-old was quiet on Saturday night in the national team's 1-0 win over Bosnia and Herzegovina (a match The18's David Moore likened to "cruel and unusual punishment"), and Gregg Berhalter will be closely monitoring the FC Dallas striker's competition abroad.

Campeón Sin Ascenso: Atlante Gana La Liga Expansión Con Goles De Costa Y El Hobbit Bermúdez

Si hay algo que caracterizó al 2021 del fútbol mexicano es la cadena de maldiciones que se rompieron durante la temporada. Cruz Azul ganó su primer título en 23 años y el Atlas dejó atrás una sequía de 70. 

A ellos, ahora también se suma el Atlante. Los Portros de Hierro vencieron 3-0 al Tampico Madero y se quedaron con la corona de la Liga Expansión. ¿El récord roto? Después de 75 años, el Atlante es el primer equipo que logra un trofeo haciendo de local en el Estadio de la Ciudad de los Deportes. OK, la estadística es rebuscada, pero calza con la narrativa de los maleficios.

Nike’s First Student-Athlete Sponsorship Deal Isn’t With Who You Might Expect

This summer, the NCAA abandoned its archaic rules prohibiting college athletes from making money off their name, image and likeness. On Tuesday, UCLA women’s soccer player Reilyn Turner was announced as the first Nike NIL deal, a sign the athletic apparel behemoth is interested in more than putting its products in front of the most eyes possible.

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